HBO Max service will be released in May and will cost $ 14.99: they promise a prequel to the “Game of Thrones” about Targaryen

Media holding WarnerMedia has officially presented its response to Disney+ and Apple TV+, which will launch in November.

streaming service HBO Max.

When will it come out and how much will it cost?

The online cinema will begin operating in May 2020. And in 2021 it will launch in Europe and Latin America.

The monthly subscription price is $14.99, but forsubscribers of the HBO Now video service and users of AT&T premium packages will be free. In 2021 they promise a cheaper option, but with advertising. For comparison, a Netflix subscription costs between $9 and $16 per month, Disney+ costs $6.99, and Apple TV+ costs $5.

Next year they plan to allocate $1.5 billion to HBO Max, then $2 billion annually.

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What will show

At launch they promise about 10 thousand hours of contentand a library of 1,800 films. These are popular TV series (“Friends”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “The West Wing”), exclusive streaming of “South Park” in the USA, “Rick and Morty”, all Peter Jackson’s films in the Tolkien universe , DC movies, etc.

There will also be original projects.For example, the Game of Thrones prequel House of Dragons about the Targaryen family, the Gossip Girl sequel, the Green Lantern and Strange Adventures series based on DC comics, Ridley Scott's Raised by Wolves, Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country and J.J. Abrams, five specials from comedian Conan O'Brien and several comedy shows starring Elizabeth Banks, Mindy Kaling and Issa Rae.

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In addition, they promise podcasts and recommendations from celebrities.

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In total, more than 30 original series are promised next year, and 50 in 2021.